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Early Christian Churches of the Celian Hill

By Alice Chen & Jonathan Lo

Celian Hill, one of the seven hills of Rome, was home to the rich where they lived lavishly in large villas and gardens. It is in close proximity to Circus Maximus and Colosseum. and also home to ancient churches such as Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Santo Stefano Rotondo, and San Clemente. Moreover, Celian Hill also has a rich underground history of its residents’ struggle against the oppression of Christianity. The layers of history embedded into the structures of the churches reflect the stories of its inhabitants.

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